CBS4 invites you to take part in the
2014 Quad City St. Baldrick's Foundation Event
This is a unique head shaving event to raise money for life saving childhood cancer research.
It will be held at the Modern Woodmen Park, Davenport, IA on April 26th, 2014. The event starts at 1:00PM and raises awareness of childhood cancer and strives to raise funds to find a cure!
How to take part:
- Before the event, you can help hang posters all over the quad cities, spread the word via social media, recruit friends and family to donate and participate
- On the day of the event, volunteers will be needed for several jobs/tasks the morning of the event until it ends early evening.
- Sign up to have your head shaved as a symbol of solidarity with those children suffering through cancer treatments.
- Once registered to shave (info below), SPREAD THE WORD, RECRUIT FRIEND/FAMILY TO JOIN YOU, SET A FUNDRAISING GOAL AND RAISE MONEY!
- Make a monetary donations
- Donate Item for raffles and auctions which will be taking place all day at the event
- Encourage your company to provide a corporate sponsorship - many levels available and can be given in return for monetary donation OR auction/raffle item donation.
Business/community Participation -
- Purchase a "lucky charms" from participating businesses with all proceeds going to St. Baldricks.
- Form a team of employees, sign up to shave, set a goal, and raise money
- Schools - find a teacher or principal who is willing to shave. Have classes/students compete against each other to raise the most money. The student that raises the most gets to take the first swipe of the teachers hair at the event!
- Police/Fire - can do the same above with fire/police chief.
TO REGISTER - Go to www.stbaldricks.org/events/quadcities From there, you can sign up to be a volunteer, barber, or a shavee (getting head shaved at event).
Upon signing up, participants can customize their St. Baldrick's page with before photos (long hair, hair growth, etc) as well as a personalized message to their donors. Participants can even customize their web URL so the link is easy to remember when posting to Facebook and other social media. Once this us done, participants set a fundraising goal and then go spread the word!!
The St. Baldrick's Foundation is a volunteer-driven charity committed to funding the most promising research to find cures for childhood cancers and give survivors long and healthy lives.
What began as a challenge between friends in 2000 has grown into the world's largest volunteer-driven and donor-centered fundraising program for childhood cancer research.
• Since 2000, more than 151 million USD has been raised for childhood cancer research.
• The St. Baldrick's Foundation funds more in childhood cancer research grants than any organization except the U.S. government.
Signature Head-Shaving Events
The St. Baldrick's Foundation coordinates its signature head-shaving events worldwide, where volunteers get bald to stand in solidarity with kids with cancer and raise money to support lifesaving childhood cancer research.
• From 2000 to 2012, more than 259,000 shavees, including over 27,000 women, have shaved their heads at more than 6,400 St. Baldrick's signature head-shaving events worldwide.
• In 2012, more than 1,300 events were held and more than 56,000 volunteers, including over 7,000 women, shaved their heads - the most in St. Baldrick's history.
• So far in 2013, more than 12,000 volunteers, including more than 2,700 females, have registered to shave their heads at more than 800 events.
Each year St. Baldrick's volunteers come up with additional ways to raise funds and awareness including:
• Climbing mountains
• Running or swimming a marathon
• Participating in an extreme desert footrace
• Riding in a motorcycle run
• Hosting a special presentation of a concert or play
• Writing a song and selling it on iTunes
• Creating human lines of hope
• Donating their birthday by raising money in lieu of gifts
Other Ways to Get Involved
Organize an event, donate, volunteer, involve your business, give a matching gift, make a tribute or memorial gift or spread the word!
Visit StBaldricks.org to check out how you can support lifesaving childhood cancer research.
In 2011, the National Cancer Institute budget was $5.196 billion. Together, all childhood cancers received only 3.7% of that.